Information about memory disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on memory loss and amnesia.
Worried about your memory or dementia?
You might be worried that you or a family member has dementia. Learn the early signs of dementia and how to raise concerns with your doctor.
Amnesia is loss of memory that’s usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent. Learn more about its causes and ways to live with amnesia.
An encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss. Read more here.
Cognitive impairment can cause problems with your thinking, communication, understanding or memory. Find out more about cognitive impairment here.
Tests used in diagnosing dementia
Doctors diagnose dementia using a number of different tests, including physical and neurological examination, cognitive tests, X - Rays and scans.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects the parts of the brain controlling personality, behaviour and language. Learn about how to manage FTD symptoms.
Is 'baby brain' real?
Researchers at Deakin University who investigated 'baby brain' found that cognitive function and memory are affected in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Dementia – an overview
Dementia is a disease that affects one’s memory, thinking and behaviour. There is no cure but early intervention can improve quality of life.
Dementia and driving
Dementia can affect your memory, concentration, judgement and vision, which makes driving a car difficult. Learn more about dementia and driving, and when you may need to stop.